Rethinking assessment for higher education: Learning for the longer term

Edited Book

Boud, D. and Falchikov, N. (ed.) 2007. Rethinking assessment for higher education: Learning for the longer term. London Routledge.
TypeEdited Book
TitleRethinking assessment for higher education: Learning for the longer term
EditorsBoud, D. and Falchikov, N.

Assessment is a value-laden activity surrounded by debates about academic standards, preparing students for employment, measuring quality and providing incentives. There is substantial evidence that assessment, rather than teaching, has the major influence on students’ learning. It directs attention to what is important and acts as an incentive for study.
This book revisits assessment in higher education, examining it from the point of view of what assessment does and can do and argues that assessment should be seen as an act of informing judgement and proposes a way of integrating teaching, learning and assessment to better prepare students for a lifetime of learning. It is essential reading for practitioners and policy makers in higher education institutions in different countries, as well as for educational development and institutional research practitioners.

Research GroupWork and Learning Research Centre
Place of publicationLondon
Publication dates
Print01 Feb 2007
Online28 Mar 2007
Publication process dates
Deposited22 Feb 2017
Output statusPublished
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Has partIntroduction: assessment for the longer term
Has partReframing assessment as if learning was important
Has partAssessment and emotion: the impact of being assessed
Has partDeveloping assessment for informing judgement
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